For Immediate Release:
April 18, 2013
(Toronto, ON) - Toronto-based musician/drummer Morgan Doctor will release her third solo album, Major Over Minor, through Aporia Records/Outside Distribution on May 7th, 2013.
Her first fully instrumental album, Major Over Minor came together after three years of soul searching that started when Doctor left a band (The Cliks) and a relationship. The ambient electronic album is about that time, full of contemplation and hopefulness. It's about the ending of a great love and the beginning of new relationships, new friends, new loves, a new home and even a new dog! Ultimately, Major Over Minor is all about change, moving forward and the journeys we take in life.
"Any journey is not about the places we go," Doctor explains. "It's the paths we take, the feelings we have and the people we meet along the way. The places we visit everyday tend to blur and become part of the background: unnoticed and unappreciated."
Morgan Doctor created all of the melodies for Major Over Minor on a LED light sound pad with patterns of light being repeated and triggering tones. "Phosphorescent" came out of working with that device and "The Seafarer" was based on a dream Morgan had one night of a young girl traveling across the ocean. The track "West Coast" is a slice of life tune that carries a sense of longing and freedom - a time you know won't last forever but you wish it could. The release of Major Over Minor is also accompanied by a roll out of some juicy remixes - the first one came out back in March courtesy of Eccodek, now there's a brand new one courtesy of Paradise Animals and there will be another one from Graham Wright (Tokyo Police Club) very soon. Tour dates in support of Major Over Minor will be coming in the Summer and Fall.
Morgan Doctor moved from her native Los Angeles to Toronto in 1999 and has since been a highly sought after session player as well as private drum teacher, having played over a thousand dates all over the US, Canada and Europe. She has played with such artists as: Andy Kim (30 million records sold), The Cliks (Warner/Tommyboy), Ron Sexsmith, Lights, Alex Lifeson and The Tea Party. Some of the artists Morgan has been billed alongside—on tour throughout the U.S. and Canada—include Cyndi Lauper, B-52’s, Tegan and Sara, The Cult, The New York Dolls, Indigo Girls, the Gossip, Dresden Dolls, Debbie Harry, The Stars, Feist and many more! She recently performed alongside comedienne Sandra Berhard at Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto as part of the Canadian International Comedy Festival and with Dearly Beloved at CMW 2013. Major Over Minor is her third release for Aporia Records - Is This Home? was released in 2006 and Other Life was released in 2009.
Look for Major Over Minor on all digital retailers on May 7th. For a full listing of Morgan Doctor's upcoming performances visit her website: www.morgandoctor.com
MORGAN DOCTOR - MAJOR OVER MINOR (APORIA/OUTSIDE)
RELEASE DATE: MAY 7th, 2013
1. Holding The Reins
2. What Remains
3. West Coast
4. The Seafarer
5. When It's Right
6. In Between Living & Dying
DOWNLOAD/STREAM/POST Major Over Minor track "Phosphorescent" (Paradise Animals Remix) HERE
DOWNLOAD/STREAM/POST Major Over Minor track "The Seafarer" (Eccodek Remix) HERE
DOWNLOAD Morgan Doctor high-res photo HERE
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FOR MORE INFO: www.morgandoctor.com